Richlyn Barnhart & Laura-Ashley Shaw didn’t plan to become welders when they graduated high school, but when their mothers suggested they try this non-traditional career they did it at Tallahassee Community College. TCC now has a program called OppHerTunity to encourage women to consider and train for occupations traditionally done by men. Kimberly Moore with TCC Workforce Innovation also talks.
Suzanne Smith is Executive Producer for Television at WFSU Public Media. She oversees the production of local programs at WFSU, is host of WFSU Local Routes, and a regular content contributor.
Suzanne’s love for PBS began early with programs like Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and continues to this day. She earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri with minors in political science and history. She also received a Master of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of Florida.
Suzanne spent many years working in commercial news as Producer and Executive Producer in cities throughout the country before coming to WFSU in 2003. She is a past chair of the National Educational Telecommunications Association’s Content Peer Learning Community and a member of Public Media Women in Leadership organization.
In her free time, Suzanne enjoys spending time with family, reading, watching television, and exploring our community.